Wind Energy News
May 20, 2019

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The Complicated Future of Offshore Wind Power in the US

In recent years the US Department of Energy laid out an ambitious plan to grow the US offshore wind sector. Researchers make the case that it might not be as easy as it seems, citing specifically the ... read more

Renewable Energy Generation With Kites and Drones

A group of researchers has recently developed a new software aimed at the analysis of energy generation systems based on kites and drones. They used the software to study the behavior of these ... read more

Flags That Generate Energy from Wind and Sun

Scientists have created flags that can generate electrical energy using wind and solar ... read more

New Catalyst Produces Cheap Hydrogen Fuel

Chemistry researchers have discovered cheaper and more efficient materials for producing hydrogen for the storage of renewable energy that could replace current water-splitting ... read more
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Understanding Dynamic Stall at High Speeds

Although many fixed-wing aircraft can withstand similar rapid pitch-up maneuvers, a vehicle subject to this dynamic stall process is not reliably controllable. Motivated by the lack of detailed ... read more

How Plants Can Generate Electricity to Power LED Light Bulbs

Researchers have discovered that living plants are literally 'green' power source: they can generate, by a single leaf, more than 150 Volts, enough to simultaneously power 100 LED light ... read more

Fine-Tuning Renewables Could Help Texas Balance Energy Resources

A new study analyzes Texas' mix of wind and solar energy resources, and how to achieve better balance between them going ... read more

Coordinated Development Could Help Wind Farms Be Better Neighbors

New research highlights a previously underexplored consequence: A wake effect from upwind wind farms that can reduce the energy production of their downwind ... read more

Engineers Fly First-Ever Plane With No Moving Parts

Engineers have built and flown the first-ever plane with no moving parts. Instead of propellers or turbines, the light aircraft is powered by an 'ionic wind' -- a silent but mighty flow of ... read more

Making Wind Farms More Efficient

With energy demands rising, researchers have completed an algorithm -- or approach -- to design more efficient wind farms, helping to generate more revenue for builders and more renewable energy for ... read more

Magnetic Pumping Pushes Plasma Particles to High Energies

The solar wind is not a calm summer breeze. Instead, it is a roiling, chaotic mess of turbulence and waves. There is a lot of energy stored in this turbulence, so scientists have long thought that it ... read more

Opening Communication Lines Between Propulsion and Airflow Poses New Questions

On the runway to more fuel-efficient aircraft, one alternative propulsion scheme being explored is an array of electrically powered ducted fans. The fans are distributed across the wing span or ... read more

Windier Wind Farms

Depending on how wind turbines are situated relative to each other and to the prevailing wind, those not directly in the path of the wind could be left to extract energy from significantly depleted ... read more

Large-Scale US Wind Power Would Cause Warming That Would Take Roughly a Century to Offset

Extracting energy from the wind causes climatic impacts that are small compared to current projections of 21st century warming, but large compared to the effect of reducing US electricity emissions ... read more

Smart Devices Could Soon Tap Their Owners as a Battery Source

The world is edging closer to a reality where smart devices are able to use their owners as an energy resource, say ... read more

Physicists Train Robotic Gliders to Soar Like Birds

Scientists know that upward currents of warm air assist birds in flight. To understand how birds find and navigate these thermal plumes, researchers used reinforcement learning to train gliders to ... read more

Large Wind and Solar Farms in the Sahara Would Increase Heat, Rain, Vegetation

Wind and solar farms are known to have local effects on heat, humidity and other factors that may be beneficial -- or detrimental -- to the regions in which they are situated. A new climate-modeling ... read more

Wind Turbines: How Much Power Can They Provide?

Wind turbines could cover 40 percent of the current electricity consumption in ... read more

3D Printed Impeller Allows Unmanned Aircraft to Operate for Thousands of Hours

Engineers are developing a cooled, radial gas turbine for a small generator that provides thousands of hours of electricity to an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), a significant improvement to current ... read more

A New Way to Remove Ice Buildup Without Power or Chemicals

Researchers have found a way to prevent icing of powerlines, airplanes, wind turbines, and other surfaces with a special coating and the power of sunlight -- no heating or harsh chemicals ... read more

The Science Behind Blowing Bubbles

What exactly happens when you blow on a soap film to make a bubble? Behind this simple question about a favorite childhood activity is some real science, researchers have ... read more

Europe May Thrive on Renewable Energy Despite Unpredictable Weather

Researchers have shown how long-term weather patterns affect wind and solar renewable energy technologies across Europe. The work suggests that despite the unpredictable nature of wind and solar ... read more

Different Strategy of Cycling Teams in Escape Attempts

A new study based on wind tunnel research on a peloton of 121 cyclists may explain why so few 'breakaways' in professional cycling races, like this year's Tour de France, are ... read more

Oil Rigs May End Their Days as Valuable Artificial Reefs

A large group of international researchers have just published a scientific article in which they encourage environmental authorities across the globe to rethink the idea of removing oil rigs, wind ... read more

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